GB#2 and GB#4 are having a hard time settling down to go to sleep.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
I changed the dishes to some pretty fall colors to coordinate with another rug.
Then I got a little carried away
and organized the remaining dishes in the cabinet by color.
I am hoping this will be helpful for future seasonal dish changes.
Besides, I think it's pretty this way.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Our power went out just about an hour ago.
The power company estimates power will be back on after one o'clock in the morning.
Luckily we still have a few light sources from charged devices
and our internet service is evidently working on backup battery.
Monday, October 14, 2019
This one is for all you quilters out there.
You know there is the big debate about washing
or not washing fabric before putting it into a quilt.
As you can tell by this photo, I am a washer.
The next question then is how do you prepare your fabric before you wash it?
Years ago I heard that if you cut the corners off before you wash,
the result would be no raveling or at least less raveling
and a way to tell the washed from the unwashed fabric.
As you can see from the photo, it still ravels.
I have done this for years.
Today I decided to try a method that I had heard of but never tried.
This method calls for serging the cut ends of the fabric to be washed.
To my great surprise, the result was fabulous.
Not only did I not get the raveling,
but I also don't have all the tiny triangle fabric bits
from the snipping of the corners.
I'll definitely be trying this again
to see if it is a better way for all situations.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
My airplane knitting is going well.
It wasn't ready for the first flight so I did the cast-on
and the first couple rows before the flight home.
This was done on the return flight while listening to a book
and would be further along had I not been so sleepy.
Oh, and I have tried it on and it is fitting well too.
Always a good idea.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Today was another busy day of dress shopping,
and M found her dress.
I can't show you pictures of that,
so instead, I will tell you that we are staying in a lovely Airbnb
with lots of special touches including fresh flowers in every room.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Yes, I am swatching again.
I need a good airport/airplane project really soon.
I need this project to be at the point that I don't have to do too much thinking
so I can also listen to a book at the same time.
I started with the recommended needle at the bottom which was way off.
I went up a needle size and am now a half stitch from target gauge.
I'm afraid if I go up one more size, I will be way out of line the other direction,
so this will have to do.
I'll be knitting socks so gauge is very important.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
You know how I love construction.
Well, this has been going on for a while and I am a bit perplexed.
There are three of these taller portions along this strip.
Neither of the other two are being worked on.
I can't figure out if they are making a style change
or there was some kind of structural problem
prompting them to redo this section.
I guess I'll find out when they are done
or if I stop and ask a worker if I am back in the area.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
I finished the quilting on the top I showed yesterday.
I decided to show you the back because it's easier to see the texture
without the distraction of the piecing.
Once I get the binding on it, I'll show the front too.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
As I have mentioned before,
I love it when I write notes for myself.
I bought the two fabrics on the right and bottom a couple years ago.
Today I am following my own instructions.
One down, one to go.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
They weren't kidding when they titled this puzzle.
Here's a little backstory.
My mother-in-law brought this to Thanksgiving dinner in 2014.
It is a full two page spread of the paper.
The clues go over 800 in each direction.
Many of us worked on it then and for a bit after that.
Once home by myself, it was up to me.
I had to tape it onto our drafting board to make it workable.
I have worked on it on and off for the last five years.
Tonight I finished it.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
I have the next three months mapped out as far as sewing projects go,
and feels like a pretty tight schedule.
So the fabric for the next project went in the washer today
and the fabric for the next two got washer time as soon as
the first went into the dryer.
Note that I will be using some of my very old Kaffe fabric.